Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

Published in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri on YouTube: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on Asa Hutchinson’s presidential run (2:07:15); criteria for next GOP presidential candidate (2:08:15); OPEC and domestic drilling (2:09:45); Chuck Basye’s school board campaign (2:11:30); Ashland’s Amazon warehouse and Missouri jobs (2:12:30); Biden’s weakness in foreign relations (2:14:30); coda on the Matt Gaetz controversy (2:17:45)

93.9 The Eagle: Audio-only version of the above segment

The Free Press: ‘I Felt Bullied’: Mother of child treated at Washington University Transgender Center speaks out; deep dive on social contagion of transgenderism, Transgender Center employees giving boys mother the runaround, much more

KCUR’s Celisa Calacal: As Jackson County bans scientifically discredited conversion therapy, the Missouri Legislature is debating several pieces of anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ legislation

Missouri Independent: Judge rejects push from former Rep. Rocky Miller (R-Lake Ozark) to overturn revolving-door lobbying ban

KC Star: ‘Public service requires personal sacrifice.’ Missouri lobbying ban upheld by federal judge (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: Missouri agencies scramble as GOP budget plan to block diversity initiatives causes upheaval (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Democrats call for Gov. Parson to oust chair of Missouri Commission on Human Rights; Rev. Timothy Faber opposes “Missouri Nondiscrimination Act” (MONA) (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Democrats call for the removal of Missouri Commission on Human Rights chair

AP: Missouri official under fire for opposing “nondiscrimination” bill

Last week: KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Cass Bowen Anderson: Former Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) on the problem with fashionable Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) legislation (-14:00)

P-D: Thousands of Catholics call for suspension of Archdiocese of St. Louis restructuring plan; former Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) leads effort (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: House endorses tax credit plan from Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) to address ‘childcare crisis’

Columbia Missourian: House passes tax credit for film and TV production

JCNT: Bill would streamline gas tax refunds

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri library leaders say the state plan to defund public libraries would hurt library users

KC Star intern Maia Bond: Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) targets local library boards’ power after Cass County book dispute (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Montage: Newspapers and progressive content creators agree – Missouri Republicans guilty of “targeting”

Joplin Globe: Rep. Dirk Deaton (R-Noel) proposes $41,000 for monitoring Elk River watershed (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D: Missouri House backs protections for state’s pet stores (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Mid-Missouri jails receive state funding for upgrades

St. Louis Public Radio: Mark Twain National Forest wants to leverage conservation groups’ efforts

P-D editorial: Knee-jerk rejection to Trump indictment says more about Hawley, Schmitt and others than the case (get around stltoday paywall here)’s Tom Peterson, via Missouri Independent: Climate change effects on spring river flow bring concerns for states along Mississippi River

P-D op-ed: SLU assistant professor of “education policy and equity”: Missouri needs more gun-control laws (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letters: Berkeley, Calif. woman weighs in on Missouri’s cat-declawing legislation; St. Louis City sexagenarian lists grievances with GOP officials, suggests liberals might leave Missouri; St. Louis City sexagenarian opposes initiative petition changes; Kirkwood woman wants state lawmakers to feel shame for supporting Second Amendment rights (get around stltoday paywall here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

FAQ for readers and journalists